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by prof_raza
06 Sep 2010, 10:19
Forum: Tactics
Topic: Information about UEFA coaching badges
Replies: 8
Views: 15507

In case you do not have a team to work with, they allow you to analyse any team of your choice - with the objective of highlighting any one strength / weakness and devising 4 sessions to capitalise / improve on them.
by prof_raza
10 Aug 2010, 11:23
Forum: Tactics
Topic: Information about UEFA coaching badges
Replies: 8
Views: 15507

This is just an update on the earlier post that I had done. I had the opportunity to attend the SFA's introductory course for the UEFA B this May-June. In all, there were around 24 - 28 participants, iirc. The course was spread over 10 days. Here is the outline of the 10 days: Day 1: - SFA staff ran...
by prof_raza
28 Jul 2009, 06:23
Forum: Tactics
Topic: General Observations About Attitude.
Replies: 8
Views: 3051

Re: General Observations About Attitude.

An excellent post, puts in a lot of things in the right perspective. I must admit, controlling attitude on the pitch is very difficult. I can sight my own example, I am very kind hearted person off the pitch, but on it, I am very aggressive, I would say even more aggressive than a shark. Any kick on...
by prof_raza
12 Jul 2009, 15:07
Forum: Skills
Topic: Goalkeeper Communication
Replies: 1
Views: 3049

The idea is to just get him talking? You can start off with the following passing drill: - 1 player and 1 server - server stands 10-20 mts away from the player and has a ball in hand - the player runs to the server, calling out on which foot he wants the ball - server passes the ball in that directi...
by prof_raza
08 Jul 2009, 20:40
Forum: Tactics
Topic: Information about UEFA coaching badges
Replies: 8
Views: 15507

Thanks. All I wanted to do is put up the information so that others do not have to hunt for it the same way I have had to. And trust me, you will start looking at matches in a different way when you start coaching or start learning about it. You do not look at them as a fan, but as an analyst :D Hop...
by prof_raza
08 Jul 2009, 14:30
Forum: Tactics
Topic: Information about UEFA coaching badges
Replies: 8
Views: 15507

Information about UEFA coaching badges

I joined this forum some years ago and my first post was requesting for information about how to go about attaining coaching badges / license to become a qualified football coach. I had spent years searching for information but it was really scarce to find on the internet. But then there were some F...
by prof_raza
08 Jul 2009, 10:33
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Concrete Wall Ball
Replies: 11
Views: 7459

try the mikasa
its a pretty tough ball

another option is the molten vantaggio

we play on a hard ground and have been using the above two balls since years.

i highly recommend the mikasa
by prof_raza
07 Jul 2009, 14:29
Forum: Skills
Topic: FasterDecision making ect...
Replies: 6
Views: 2014

You could get some mates and play a 3v2 donkey in the middle type of game. Just make a square box. The three players will take one corner each, leaving the fourth empty. Two defenders inside the box who will try to intercept the passes and / or pressure and / or tackle the player with the ball . The...
by prof_raza
29 Jun 2009, 09:16
Forum: Skills
Topic: Defending in the Offensive Third
Replies: 13
Views: 3541

In the offensive third when you apply pressure, the intention is not to win the ball, but instead to force the player to pass the ball where you want him to. The idea is that when you approach the player to apply pressure, do not show him the space where he has players or can play a safe pass. As Ne...
by prof_raza
29 Jun 2009, 09:01
Forum: Tactics
Topic: Problem with midfield
Replies: 5
Views: 4328

Another approach you could take is train 11 v 11, but have the condition that nobody will run - everybody will just walk while playing. You can walk fast, but not run/sprint/jog. This will help you acclimatise to the 11 a side version, albeit in slow motion. You can then observe when you need a play...
by prof_raza
06 Jul 2008, 12:17
Forum: Skills
Topic: Need to improve my finishing...
Replies: 3
Views: 1711

As far as improving your finishing is concerned, you could start playing small sided games (like 3 or 5 a side games) with really small goal posts and no goal keeper. We used to play 3 a side games for 20 minutes, and would play 2 or 3 matches each day. We found it to be a good way to not only impro...
by prof_raza
24 Dec 2007, 08:32
Forum: Tactics
Topic: Where and how do i get officially lisenced as a coach???
Replies: 4
Views: 4677

http://www.nscaa.com/ That is the website of the national soccer coaching association of america. The list of all the courses they offer is on the following link: http://www.nscaa.com/educatingcoaches.php Internationally though, the UEFA A and UEFA Pro licenses are preferred (in most of the European...
by prof_raza
13 Dec 2006, 12:25
Forum: Community
Topic: deano7's training and match diary
Replies: 114
Views: 3268

I would suggest you focus more on improving your technique.

As you get older, it gets tougher to learn new tricks :lol:

Jokes apart, you can concentrate more on physical build when you are 18-19.

But for the time being, work on your technique.

All the best!
by prof_raza
20 Sep 2006, 12:15
Forum: Fitness
Topic: Playing in cold weather!!
Replies: 6
Views: 2115

It gets pretty cold here in Kuwait during the winters. I used to get stomach cramps while playing. One of the guys, an ex pro, suggested I wear inners beneath my tshirt.

That seemed to help a lot as the stomach cramps went away.
by prof_raza
19 Sep 2006, 12:59
Forum: Skills
Topic: Physical training; is it worth it?
Replies: 6
Views: 2246

I agree that you can not become 'fast'. After injuring my ankle long back, I lost all the speed I had. No matter how much I trained and practiced, I could no longer run as fast as I once did. But what training did improve were my bursts. And in football that is more important than running fast. Afte...